☷   ABORTION LEGISLATION

1952: abortion is allowed (Yugoslavia)
1974: Art. 191 dated 21 February
1978: new Law dated 21 April
2017: the Constitutional Court confirmed the women′s right for abortion on request. The Court obliged the government to propose the new Law in the next 2 years.

Gestionnal limit in Croatia

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Legal conditions

  • Written consent by the woman
  • Mandatory pre-abortion laboratory tests and ultrasound examination.

Specific conditions for minors

  • Specific legal counselling
  • Parents (or guardians) have to sign for minors under 18.

 

 

Abortion legislation | Practical conditions | Abortion statistics | Characteristics of women having induced abortion
Fertility and contraception data | Country-specific characteristics 

 

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☷   PRACTICAL CONDITIONS

Medical abortion not regulated by the Law dated 21 April 1978, or by any other Law/Decree in Croatia.

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☷   ABORTION STATISTICS


Abort-Report_Croatia-Overall number of induced abortions in CroatiaAbortion ratio

  • 80 abortions per 1,000 live births (2015).

Abortions “on request”

  • 37% of abortions were performed “on request” in 2016.

Medical abortions No data.

Time of abortion – Missing data

Place of abortion

  • The official data presented on this website page refer to those performed in public hospitals.

 

 

 

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☷   CHARACTERISTICS OF WOMEN HAVING INDUCED ABORTION

Abort-Report_Croatia Distribution (%) of induced abortions according to woman age in Croatia

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☷   FERTILITY AND CONTRACEPTION DATA

Abort-Report_Croatia Number of live births per 1,000 women in Croatia

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☷   COUNTRY-SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS

Women have to give written consent.

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SOURCES

United Nations publication (http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/abortion/profiles.htm)
Law dated 21 April 1978
Croatian Institute of Public Health, Central Bureau of Statistics (https://www.hzjz.hr/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Bilten_POBACAJI_2017.pdf)
Croatian Institute of Public Health, Central Bureau of Statistics (https://www.hzjz.hr/novosti/hrvatski-zdravstveno-statisticki-ljetopis-za-2016-tablicni-podaci/)
CIA (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2256.html)

 

We thank Dr. Vesna STEPANIC for her help in data collection.

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Page updated in December 2018